Xavier the shelter dog caught a break by being pulled in by the East TN Pit Bull Rescue (ETPBR) after multiple shelter workers went to bat for him. He wiggled and snorted into the hearts of so many. After the shelter neutered, vaccinated, and chipped him, they learned he had heartworms. ETPBR did not let that sway their commitment to Xavier. His treatments have already started at Butler Animal Clinic. We chipped in $300 to help with the costs.
Scout had been living alone and without a family on a rural water tower road in Morgan County for over a year. A volunteer with Roane County Paws hadn’t been able to get within six feet of him, but she had been feeding him twice per day for months. Two weeks ago, on a very cold night, he showed up at her back door, which is two miles away from his feeding location. Scout followed her scent and knew where he might find the beginning of a better life. He allowed her to bring him inside, and he is learning to be a part of a family. We sponsored Scout’s neuter, vaccines, and other basic vet needs this week, and he will be available for adoption soon.
The Loudon County Friends of Animals helps cats in more counties than just Loudon. They recently got an urgent call for help about a cat at the Roane County Animal Shelter. Candy had been surrendered by her owner with an ulcerated tail oozing with infection. They immediately pulled her and rushed her to the vet where she is receiving hydrotherapy and medication. We contributed $300 to her bill. Candy will soon be on her way to a sweeter life.
Little Gumbo is only one in a litter of many living with his mom under a camper in Anderson County. The owner lived in a house next door and moved away, leaving all of them behind. Neighbors called animal control, and they were all picked up and taken to the shelter in Anderson County. Thankfully, a foster stepped up and took them all home so the puppies could be weaned in a clean environment. Little Gumbo came down with an illness and was rushed to the emergency vet. The shelter reached out to us for assistance. We contributed $300 to the large balance. Today, Gumbo is back with his foster and doing much better.
Beagle Baylee came into Sweetwater Valley Dog Rescue (SVDR) from Anderson County via Spay Anderson County where she was surrendered by her former owner. It would appear that Beagle Baylee may have been used as a brood female for breeding purposes. We paid for Baylee’s remaining vet needs. She will stay with SVDR until she has been successfully adopted. She may also be a candidate for USDA airport search dog!
Sweet Raggedy Andy was found abandoned and alone as a stray in Roane County. He was brought to the Roane County shelter, and Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue was immediately called for help. Andy was very cold, scared, and was so matted that we were not sure what gender he was until we got him to Volunteer Vet and they were able to shave him down some. Raggedy Andy also had open wounds around his neck and ears, consistent with being attacked by another dog or animal. This sweet boy also had a large tumor on his belly, dragging on the ground. We contributed $300 to the cost of his surgery and basic vetting. Once sweet Andy is healthy, he will be placed for adoption to find his FURever home with Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue.
Poor little Samantha had a rough life before she landed in a safe place with Almost Home Animal Rescue. She’s already been treated for cancer, but now her white cell count is up, and she’s having some other malicious symptoms. The rescue group asked us to sponsor her diagnostics and medication.
Pet Path was contacted by a neighboring rescue organization, who didn’t have space, asking if they could take in a little chi/poodle mix whose owner had to move and couldn’t take her. The only other option was taking her to the shelter. Pet Path took Koda to a local low-cost clinic for her basic service and called on us for help. We were glad to sponsor this little nugget for $86, and we’re glad she’s on a better path to wellness and happiness!
A good Samaritan found Smokey with a terribly injured leg. Everyone thought it was broken. Almost Home Animal Rescue agreed to pull Smoky into their rescue and have him assessed by their vet. It was determined to be a severe injury with infection, but no broken bones. We paid the vet bill of $181, covering his wound treatment, vaccines, testing, and dewormer to help Smokey get on with a better life.
The Rockwood City Animal Shelter director resigned with no notice, leaving the shelter with no operating staff. The city ordered the shelter shut down and all animals euthanized if not out within hours. The Loudon County Friends of Animals (LCFOA) rallied troops and stepped in to pull nine cats. All the cats were taken straight to the vet for exams, diagnostic testing, and rabies vaccines. LCFOA treated them for fleas, ear mites, worms, and administered other vaccines. Only one cat, Miss Priss, was too sick to make it. All others are in foster care and will be adoptable as soon as they’ve all been spayed/neutered. We helped LCFOA with the needed costs for the initial services, and Greyson, Grizzly, Harry, Olga, Oreo, Raven, Thumbalina, and Twinkle will go on to live wonderful lives thanks to this great rescue.